Hibs’ striker Jamie Gullan has been called up for the Scotland Under-21 squad for the UEFA qualifiers against Croatia at Tynecastle and Greece at the Theodoros Vardinoyannis Stadium.

The youngster was on-loan to Raith Rovers during the early part of the season and quickly became a fans’ favourite scoring an impressive nine goals

He returned to Easter Road in January and came off the bench to score his first goal for the club in Hibs’ 5-2 Scottish Cup victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle, before being handed his first start in the weekend defeat to Aberdeen.

The home match will kick-off at 7pm on Friday, 27 March in Edinburgh as Scotland continue their bid for qualification.

Head Coach Scot Gemmill said: “Tynecastle is a fantastic stadium with excellent facilities, one which we’re familiar with and it presents another fantastic opportunity for our young players.

“We face a difficult challenge hosting Croatia. Away from home we showed resolve and character to come back from a goal down and win, but we know we will be facing a talented side in Edinburgh later this month.

“I speak often about our players testing themselves against different types of teams and players, Croatia is a great example of that type of test due to their rich history in producing talented players at international level.”

The squad in full:

Robby McCrorie

Ross Doohan

Kieran Wright

Daniel Harvie

Ross McCrorie

Lewis Mayo

George Johnston

Patrick Reading

Stephen Welsh

Barry Maguire

Lewis Ferguson

Andy Irving

Billy Gilmour

Lewis Smith

Stephen Kelly

Lewis Moore